Monday, 14 March 2011
St Eustace - Ibberton
During the second half of the 19th Century the building fell into disrepair, the final collapse occurring in 1889. The restoration was started in 1902 and the church re-opened by the Bishop of Salisbury on 17th July 1909. Despite the restoration, the church still has walls that lean!
On the porch floor there are some old tiles bearing the following inscription:
Die tijt is cort, Die doot is snel, Wacht u va sonde, Soe doedi wel.
Which translated means:
The time is short, Death is swift, Guard against sin, Then thou doest well.